The Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) today admitted it has arrested and detained Jarrett Tenebe, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial hopeful in Edo State who is involved in high level oil theft in the country.

Jarrett Tenebe

SaharaReporters learned from sources at the commission today that $50million has been found in an account belonging to Mr. Tenebe.

Yesterday, SaharaReporters reported that Mr. Tenebe was reported to have shocked investigators as he revealed to them he had enjoyed the cover of several top government officials and politicians, naming Mike Oghiadomhe, a former Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan; Tony Anenih, chair of the PDP Board of Trustees; and Diezani Alison Madueke, the Petroleum Resources Minister.

Admitting the arrest in a press statement today in which it tried to undermine our report, the EFCC challenged the story on the grounds that the information did not emanate from its spokesman.

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